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Val Kilmer talks about how he learned to communicate after tracheostomy

By Corey Atad. 18 seconds ago Mercedes Kilmer and Val Kilmer. Photo: Michael Tullberg / Getty Images Val Kilmer doesn't want you to judge how he does by how he sounds. The 60-year-old actor appeared on "Good Morning America" ​​on Monday and talked about how his life has changed since he underwent a tracheostomy after a battle with throat cancer. RELATED: Val Kilmer Reveals Why He Only Starred In A Batman [email protected] Talk to @TJHolmes about the joys of starring with her 28-year-old daughter, Mercedes, in the new movie "Paydirt" and the challenges of working after her tracheostomy. https://t.co/HRJdmwd7fc pic.twitter.com/YzNcleAZwN - Good morning America (@GMA) August 3, 2020"I'm doing very well, I feel much better t...
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Herman Cain’s death is a cautionary tale for anyone with COVID-19 risk factors

Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, former Republican presidential candidate, and icon of conservative values has died a month after being hospitalized with COVID-19. Cain went to the hospital with serious symptoms on July 1st, after testing positive for coronavirus two days before. Thought it's impossible to determine where he contracted the virus, it's notable that he had attended President Trump's Tulsa rally on June 20, where he was photographed in close proximity with others in a crowded seating area where no one was wearing a mask. Others who attended the rally also tested positive, including some of Trump's own campaign team. Herman Cain's last public appearance was appearing at Trump's Tulsa rally without a mask. He posted an anti-mask tw… https://t.c...
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TV reporter diagnosed with cancer after viewer’s life-saving observation

A news reporter in Florida was diagnosed with cancer after an eagle-eyed viewer advised her about a problematic growth in her neck.Victoria Price, a 28-year-old investigative reporter for WFLA in Tampa, shared on Twitter that she scheduled an appointment with her doctor after receiving an email from a fan on June 4 advising her to get her thyroid checked out.“Hi, just saw your news report,” the email read. “What concerned me is the lump on your neck. Please have your thyroid checked. Reminds me of my neck. Mine turned out to be cancer. Take care of yourself.”Price later learned that she, much like the vigilant viewer, had thyroid cancer — and it was starting to spread to her lymph nodes.A bit of ~personal news~ to share. Turns out, I have cancer. And I o...
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Cancer-stricken woman receives ‘amazing’ gift from friends and strangers: ‘I am a sappy ball of tears over this’

In the midst of the global pandemic, 36-year-old Dana McSwain received some troubling news. Though she was unaware of anyone else in her family who ever had it, McSwain was informed that she had stage 2 breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes, plus the BRCA2 gene mutation that increases the risk of several other types of cancers.“It was a complete shock,” McSwain told Good Morning America. “It’s not just you have stage 2 cancer, it’s you have stage 2 cancer with this genetic mutation that makes you susceptible to even more cancers. It’s a battle for the rest of my life.”A few weeks after her diagnosis, McSwain began chemotherapy. Eventually, the mom of two young daughters started to lose her hair as a result of the chemo — and though she knew she’d lose ...
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Reporter Victoria Price Discovers She Has Cancer After Viewer Noticed Symptom On Air

By Antoinette Bueno‍, ETOnline.com. 11 secs ago Florida news reporter Victoria Price is grateful after a viewer alerted her to a lump on her neck, which turned out to be cancer. Price, who works at WFLA News in Tampa Bay, shared the story on her social media on Thursday. She said that while covering the coronavirus daily at her job, she didn’t prioritize her own health until a viewer emailed her about the lump on her neck.“As a journalist, it’s been full throttle since the pandemic began,” Price wrote. “Never-ending shifts in a never-ending news cycle. Adjusting to remote workflows and in my case, taking on a new investigative role. We were covering the most important health story in a century, but my own health was the farthest thing from my mind.” “Until a viewer emaile...
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Alex Trebek Says He Will Not Go Cold Turkey On Cancer Treatment After ‘Confusion’ From Book Excerpt

By Corey Atad. 1 hour ago Alex Trebek doesn’t plan on undergoing cancer treatment forever. In an excerpt from his book published by The New York Times, the “Jeopardy!” host opened up about his advanced pancreatic cancer diagnosis last year. “Trebek’s prognosis has worsened. If his current course of cancer treatment fails, he plans to stop treatment,” the article stated. RELATED: Alex Trebek Shares Health Update Amid Cancer Battle In Special Video Message Said the TV personality, “Yesterday morning my wife came to me and said, ‘How are you feeling?’ And I said, ‘I feel like I want to die.’ It was that bad.“ “There comes a time where you have to make a decision as to whether you want to continue with such a low quality of life, or whether you want to just ease yourself into t...
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Alex Trebek Opens Up About Cancer Battle And ‘Faking It’ Through The ‘Tough Moments’

By Corey Atad. 47 mins ago Alex Trebek is putting on a brave face. The “Jeopardy!” host was interviewed Monday “Good Morning America” and discussed his ongoing cancer battle and the toll it’s taken. RELATED: Alex Trebek Shares Health Update Amid Cancer Battle In Special Video [email protected] NEWS EXCLUSIVE: @Jeopardy host Alex Trebek speaks with our @tjholmes about undergoing an experimental treatment for pancreatic cancer and releasing a new memoir. https://t.co/gjPg9CURBj pic.twitter.com/TPLHOMprCL — Good Morning America (@GMA) July 20, 2020“There was one day a few weeks ago when Jeanie [Trebek’s wife, Jean Trebek] asked me in the morning, ‘How do you feel?’ And I said, ‘I feel like I wanna die.’ It was that bad,” Trebek said. “I apologized to her and explain that it has...
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Alex Trebek reveals he’s recording new ‘Jeopardy!’ segments during health update

Experts have been warning of a coming pandemic for decades and yet, we weren't ready when the reality hit.Now, as cities and countries work towards recovery, it's clear we've come to a crossroads. If we want true recovery and resilience in case of a future disaster, we're going to need both social and environmental justice.That is why in April 2020, C40 mayors launched the Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force.The goal is simple: rebuild cities and economies in a way that improves public health, reduces inequality, and addresses the climate crisis — keeping global heating below 1.5°C.The mayors laid out their collective vision for a better future by detailing what actions they're doing or plan to do:Step one is creating green new jobs for an inclusive economy.Los Angel...